Check Out These Massive Straw Art Sculptures on Japan’s Honshu Island

Check Out These Massive Straw Art Sculptures on Japan’s Honshu Island

Japan’s fall rice harvest is finished, but the remnants continue to find new life as art in rural Japan, especially in Niigata Prefecture on the island of Honshu. Since 2008, the Niigata Wara Art Festival has showcased massive sculptures made from rice straw...
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World Mental Health Day 2017: Depression and how it is different from sadness

World Mental Health Day 2017: Depression and how it is different from sadness

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 10, 2017 9:41 pm Depression is more complex than a general feeling of sadness. (Source: File Photo) Depression, though a glaring reality, is never really addressed in the open. The word and...
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India navy discharges officer after sex change

India navy discharges officer after sex change

Image copyright Hindustan Times Image caption Sabi has said that she will appeal to military court against her sacking An Indian naval officer who underwent sex change surgery has been discharged from service. A navy statement said its “rules and...
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Extra food supplements must to offset protein deficiency: Study

Extra food supplements must to offset protein deficiency: Study

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:October 10, 2017 6:09 pm According to a study, a major population in India is suffering from protein deficiency. (Source: File Photo) With diets of nearly 80 per cent of Indians lacking in proper...
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Kobe Steel’s Falsified Data Is Another Blow to Japan’s Reputation

Kobe Steel’s Falsified Data Is Another Blow to Japan’s Reputation

The company’s share price plunged more than 20 percent on Tuesday, the first day of trading after a holiday. No deaths or safety incidents have been attributed to Kobe Steel, but the scandal hits a tender spot for Japan, which...
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Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2 trillion

Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2 trillion

By: IANS | London | Published:October 10, 2017 4:30 pm Obesity is one of the biggest killers of the modern world. (Source: File Photo) The cost of treating obesity-related illnesses globally will top $1.2 trillion every year from 2025 unless...
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BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs

BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs

Image copyright Getty Images BAE Systems is planning to cut almost 2,000 jobs in military, maritime and intelligence services, the firm says. A total of 750 posts will go at the Warton and Samlesbury plants in Lancashire where parts for...
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Bolivians honour Che Guevara 50 years after execution

Bolivians honour Che Guevara 50 years after execution

Thousands gather in the town of Vallegrande to commemorate the revolutionary's life, death and legacy.
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UK attracting record number of tourists

UK attracting record number of tourists

Tourism is booming in the UK with nearly 40 million overseas people expected to have visited the country during 2017 – a record figure. Tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million...
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Kobe Steel shares sink as it admits data falsification

Kobe Steel shares sink as it admits data falsification

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota is among the carmakers that used Kobe Steel products Shares in Kobe Steel dived by more than a fifth after the company admitted falsifying data about the quality of its products. Japan’s third...
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UK’s low productivity blamed on ‘zombie’ companies

UK’s low productivity blamed on ‘zombie’ companies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lord O’Donnell says lending to new, innovative companies has dried up “Zombie” companies, kept alive by low interest rates, have contributed to the UK’s low productivity, according to former ca...
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